CAT 2022 Common Admission Test
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CAT 2022

By: Sakshi Awasthi on May 11, 2018

CAT 2018 notification has been released and the exam date is 25th November 2018. The registration for the exam will begin from the month of August 2018 and would end by September 2018.


The following are the things candidates would be required to keep in mind:

  • The exam will be conducted in 138 cities. Candidates will be given the option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference. Test Cities and Centers will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and sites in the initial days of registration.
  • The Committee will try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted to an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.
  • Candidates must pay the registration fee through online mode only, including Credit Card, Debit Card, and Net Banking.
  • After submission of Application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Card from October 18, 2018, onwards, till the date of examination.


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FAQs related to CAT


When will CAT 2022 Exam be conducted?

CAT Exam 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on 27th November 2022.

Which IIM is conducting CAT Exam this year?

CAT 2022 is being conducted by IIM Bangalore on 27th November 2022.

What is the CAT Admit Card Release date?

IIM Bangalore will release CAT 2022 Admit Card release date once the CAT Registration is successfully concluded.

Can I appear for CAT Exam from home?

No. CAT Admit Card will have details of candidate's exam center, exam shift, exam date, and timing. Candidates are required to be physically present at the examination center on the exam day.

Is qualifying CAT Exam is the only criterion for admission to IIMs?

No. CAT score is used to shortlist candidates for admission. The final admission procedure takes place based on candidates' performance in all the rounds conducted by respective IIMs.

How much time sufficient for CAT Exam Preparation?

There is no specific timeline which can be considered enough for CAT Preparation. It sometimes depends on candidates' caliber. But yes, 6 months time is large enough to prepare for the mba competitive exam.

How long does the CAT Score remain valid for?

The marks obtained by candidates in CAT Exam 2022 will remain valid only for one year. After one year, candidates are required to reappear in CAT Exam and clear the cat cutoff again to get admission.

Who sets CAT Exam Question Paper?

CAT Exam is generally conducted by one of the present IIMs on a rotational basis. The conducting IIM is held responsible for release of notifications, setting cat question paper, releasing cat cutoff, etc.

Can I use calculator while taking CAT Exam 2022?

Yes. But you can only use the onscreen calculator available on your desktop which will be able to perform only basic calculation. Candidates are not allowed to bring calculators of their own inside the examination hall.

Is CAT Exam very difficult?

Being one of the most prominent and sought after MBA Entrance Examinations, CAT Exam is comparatively tough. The Quantitative Aptitude section is considered the toughest among all. While Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning stand 2nd and 3rd.

I am in third year of graduation. Can I apply for CAT Exam?

Depends. If third year is the final year of your graduation, then you are eligible to apply for exam. As per the eligibility criteria, final year students are eligible to take cat exam.

Which is the best coaching institute to apply for CAT Exam?

Some of the best institutes to prepare for cat exam include Career Launcher, IMS, Triumphant Institute of Management, PT Education, and Bulls Eye. Self study will also be sufficient for exam preparation.

Can an average student like me qualify CAT Exam?

Yes. If the preparation of exam is started in time and you work on your weak points properly, the it becomes easy to qualify cat exam. Dedication and perseverance are two factors that might help you achieve what you actually seek.

What are the different sections CAT Question Paper is divided in?

There are three sections in which the CAT Question Paper is divided. These sections are Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

What is the best way to prepare for and crack CAT Exam?

CAT Exam is undoubtedly one tough nut to crack, and to score a valid percentile an assiduous practice is required. Candidates appearing in CAT 2022 can go through previous year question papers of cat exam and prepare accordingly.

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